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  • Was FBI Planning A Trump Assassination Scenario?

    01/23/2018 11:14:10 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 91 replies
    The term troubling doesn’t do this justice. According to a report out today based on an FBI source related to those now-infamous 50,000+ missing FBI communications, top FBI officials were very unhappy with Trump’s 2016 Election victory and were contemplating doing anything to see his presidency terminated – including physical harm:
  • Ginuwine Refused To Kiss A Trans Woman On Live TV And Now The Internet Is At War

    01/09/2018 4:29:24 PM PST · by RightGeek · 87 replies
    BET ^ | 1/8/2018 | Uncredited
    Singer Ginuwine has sparked a heated debate on Twitter after a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother UK. In the latest episode, Ginuwine seemingly rejected fellow housemate India Willoughby. The controversy stems from a conversation between Willoughby and the “Pony” singer, in which she asked whether he would date a trans woman. “You would date me, yeah,” Willoughby, who is a trans woman herself, asked. “Not if you were trans,” Ginuwine replied. After Ginuwine replied that he would not date a trans woman, Willoughby attempted to plant a kiss on the singer. When her advance was rejected, Willoughby stormed off....
  • These Immigrant Groups Are Banding Together to Resist Trump

    12/20/2017 10:35:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | December 20, 2017 | by Jonathan Jayes-Green and Jung Woo Kim
    In this op-ed, Jung Woo Kim and Jonathan Jayes-Green explain how Black and AAPI immigrants have been impacted by recent changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) policies in the United States. Kim manages membership development for the Korean Resource Center and volunteers for National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC). He resides in Los Angeles, California and is a DACA recipient. Jayes-Green is a queer undocumented Afro-Panamanian and a co-founder of the UndocuBlack Network, a multigenerational network of Black undocumented people organizing their communities and building power.
  • Second U.S. judge halts Trump's proposed transgender military ban

    11/22/2017 6:53:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 22, 2017 | AP
    BALTIMORE — Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump's administration. In a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday in Baltimore, U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that transgender service members have "demonstrated that they are already suffering harmful consequences" due to the proposed ban including threat of discharge, stigma and the cancellation or delay of surgeries related to their gender transitions. The six plaintiffs in the lawsuit he reviewed have all been receiving hormone therapy. In a strongly-worded passage from his 53-page decision, Garbis...
  • LGBTQ Characters on U.S. TV at Record Highs

    11/10/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 10, 2017 | by Reuters
    LOS ANGELES — The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer characters on U.S. television shows have reached record highs, and advocacy group GLAAD said on Thursday that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBTQ acceptance. In it annual report on diversity on the small screen, GLAAD found 329 regular and recurring LGBTQ characters across all broadcast, cable and streaming TV platforms, including the first asexual and non-binary characters. GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said TV was a critical place for the portrayal of LGBTQ characters and their lives....
  • Danica Roem Elected Virginia's First Transgender State Legislator

    11/07/2017 9:40:44 PM PST · by rxsid · 20 replies ^ | 11/07/2017 | Sophia Barnes
    Danica Roem Elected Virginia's First Transgender State LegislatorDanica Roem, a journalist turned public works advocate, has won Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat, making her the state’s first transgender legislator.Roem beat out the district’s 26-year incumbent, conservative values and government transparency champion Bob Marshall. The race attracted national attention as Marshall, a conservative who proposed a bill restricting which bathrooms transgender people could use, faced off against the transgender stepmother who plays in a metal band.
  • First openly transgender state legislator elected in Virginia

    11/07/2017 5:52:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/17 | Jesse Byrnes
    Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem (D) has defeated longtime Del. Robert Marshall (R), becoming Virginia's first openly transgender elected official and one of just few in the nation, according to The Washington Post. "Danica will bring a reporter’s eye to Richmond, and we eagerly anticipate her results-oriented approach to deliver for her constituents in the 13th," Virginia House Democratic Caucus Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring said in a statement. "As a journalist, Danica Roem has covered the issues critical to Virginians and listened to a wide range of perspectives. During her campaign, Danica expanded...
  • Danica Roem Elected Virginia's First Transgender State Legislator

    11/07/2017 9:06:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | Sophia Barnes
    Danica Roem, a journalist turned public works advocate, has won Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat, making her the state’s first transgender legislator. Roem beat out the district’s 26-year incumbent, conservative values and government transparency champion Bob Marshall. The race attracted national attention as Marshall, a conservative who proposed a bill restricting which bathrooms transgender people could use, faced off against the transgender stepmother who plays in a metal band.
  • Transgender Woman Says She Was Jailed With Men, Assaulted

    11/07/2017 1:00:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    NBC News "Out" ^ | November 7, 2017
    PITTSBURGH — A transgender woman was physically and sexually assaulted during stays at a Pennsylvania jail, because staff refused to place her with female inmates, the woman said in a lawsuit filed Monday. Jules Williams, 37, has identified as female since she was a teenager and is in possession of a birth certificate and state ID reflecting that identification, attorney Alec Wright said. The American Civil Liberties Union, which is also representing Williams, said she was raped multiple times over four days by another inmate in 2015 and was also physically and verbally abused during several periods of incarcerations from...
  • To Be Or Not to Be Latinx? For Some Hispanics, That Is the Question.

    11/07/2017 9:05:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    NBC News Latino ^ | November 7, 2017 | by Raul A. Reyes
    It is a word that has been both embraced and scorned by Latinos. It often sparks conversations about identity, gender and privilege. Its usage has led to innumerable social media spats, and the debate shows no sign of dying down. The word in question is “Latinx,” which some Hispanics are using as a more inclusive term for Latinos. Pronounced “La-teen-ex,” Latinx is a gender-neutral term for people of Latin American heritage. By dropping the traditional –o or –a ending at the end of the root word ‘Latin,’ Latinx encompasses those who identify outside of the gender binary, such as transgender...
  • Report Highlights Experiences of Black Transgender People in U.S.

    11/03/2017 10:08:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 3, 2017 | by Mashaun D. Simon
    Black transgender people in the U.S. face "deeper and broader forms of discrimination" than their white counterparts and the U.S. population overall, according to a recent report from the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Black Trans Advocacy and the National Black Justice Coalition. This new breakout report builds upon the findings of the NCTE's 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS), which was released in December 2016. A similar breakout report was released highlighting the unique experiences of the Latino/a transgender community. “With this data, we’re able to supplement the information we already had about trans people’s experiences to paint a...
  • California Becomes First State To Legally Recognize A 'Third Gender'

    10/16/2017 12:35:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    The Politistick ^ | October 16, 2017
    California became the first state in America to legally recognize a third gender after Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation Sunday. State drivers' licenses, birth certificates, and other identity documents will now allow residents to check "non-binary" rather than just male or female, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday. [Snip] Many in the transgender community reported difficulty traveling when the gender on licenses and other identification conflicted with their appearance ...
  • San Diego husbands separated by Border Patrol, deporation process

    06/29/2017 8:33:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC 10-News ^ | June 28, 2017 | by Allison Horn
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Angel Osuna and Loris Speltini are married but they'll be living apart starting Wednesday, now that the Border Patrol has returned Speltini to his native Italy. The couple recently spent the day in Tijuana and were returning to San Diego when they were stopped at the border. Speltini was questioned and searched, then detained by the Border Patrol. Osuna is a U.S. citizen and student at UC San Diego. He told 10News Speltini was working in the U.S. but his visa was invalid. Osuna has not seen Speltini since the detainment and went to Lindbergh Field...
  • What’s a manbassador? Graduating MBA student shows the way

    05/20/2017 6:46:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    UC Berkeley News ^ | May 19, 2017 | By Gretchen Kell
    Patrick Ford, who graduates from UC Berkeley today with an MBA, is a standout at the Haas School of Business. Berkeley News recently talked with Ford about the origin of his mission, “Guy Talk” and other manbassador activities at Berkeley-Haas and post-graduation plans. What is a manbassador, and where did the name and idea come from? Manbassador is a more memorable name for the universal term “male ally.” A male ally is a man who works to end gender discrimination by supporting and being an advocate for women. I started noticing and caring about gender equity as an undergrad. Some...
  • Did Too Much Caitlyn Jenner Doom ESPN?

    05/03/2017 2:29:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2017
    Last week, ESPN, often referred to as the Worldwide Leader in Sports, laid off around 100 employees. The cuts were painfully public and claimed the jobs of some of the top talent and most familiar faces at the network. At the heart of the latest downsizing, as with earlier layoffs, is math: The network has committed billions of dollars to broadcast live sports, and waves of cord-cutters now threaten the cash flow to pay those bills. But amid the hand-wringing over the cable giant’s business outlook, a subplot has begun to dominate the coverage: ESPN’S politics. . . For several...
  • Sweden: Double murder in Stockholm - woman decapitated

    03/09/2017 8:33:43 AM PST · by numberonepal · 24 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3-9-2017 | Speisa
    <p>A double murder in Hallonbergen on Tuesday, was carried out to silence a witness before a trial. One of the victims, a woman, had her throat cut, said a police source to Nyheter Idag.</p> <p>The murdered couple were the parents of small children. According to reports in the media who have spoken with sources within the police, murder can be a way to silence witnesses before a trial. The reports state that there may be a link to an earlier murder in Stockholm, where one of the parents may have been a witness.</p>
  • Chelsea Manning announces hunger strike over treatment in prison

    09/10/2016 3:51:01 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Sept 2016 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, said on Friday that she would refuse to eat until given help for her gender dysphoria and "treated with dignity, respect and humanity" by the government.
  • Transgender Woman Says She Was Harassed and Told to Leave After Using Bathroom at NJ McDonald's

    05/26/2016 12:20:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    NBC10 ^ | May 25, 2016
    A Delaware transgender woman says she was harassed and told to leave a Gloucester County McDonald’s after she used the women's restroom. Misty Hill, 42, of Wilmington, Delaware, told NBC10 she was using the women’s restroom at a McDonald’s in Paulsboro, New Jersey Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. Hill, who says she transitioned and has been living as a woman for a little over a year, told NBC10 she was wearing cargo pants and didn’t have any makeup on when she used the restroom. Read more: Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | NBCPhiladelphia on Facebook
  • TWITTER: Getting into the Girls Locker Room for Dummies

    05/13/2016 10:33:32 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-13-16 | DFU
  • Boston traffic reporter comes out as a woman

    05/04/2016 7:01:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 3:38 PM EDT | Mark Pratt
    The familiar voice coming over the radios of tens of thousands of Boston area drivers on the way to work Wednesday was the same. But the name had changed. WBZ-AM traffic reporter Scott Eck signed off as Kristen Eck for the first time, another step in a decades-long struggle with her gender identity. […] … (A)lthough Eck, 45, was aware of the heightened public interest, her decision to live as a woman was deeply personal. She said she knew at age 5 she was supposed to be a girl. …